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NCTA ANNOUNCES VANGUARD AWARD WINNERS

<b>WASHINGTON, DC – </b>Recipients of this year’s Vanguard Awards, the cable industry’s highest honors, were announced today by the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association (NCTA).

PEGGY O'BRIEN APPOINTED EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF CABLE IN THE CLASSROOM

<b>WASHINGTON, DC</b> - Peggy O’Brien, Ph.D., has been named the new Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom (CIC), Judith McHale, CIC Chairman and President and COO of Discovery Communications, Inc., announced today. <br /><br />“Our board chose Peggy for the Executive Director position because of her substantial experience in the field of education and her expertise in educational technology,” said McHale.

CABLE 2001 PRESS LUNCHEON/CONFERENCE CALL WITH JERRY KENT, PRESIDENT & CEO, CHARTER COMMUNICATIONS TODAY

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NEW FEATURES TO ENHANCE CABLE 2001 EXPERIENCE

<b>Washington, D.C.—</b> The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA) plans to introduce new features to benefit delegates and the media alike at Cable 2001.

CINNAMON ROGERS AND CLIFF RICCIO JOIN NCTA'S GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DEPARTMENT

<b>WASHINGTON, DC - </b>NCTA today announced the addition of two new professional staff members to its Government Relations department. Cinnamon Rogers will join the association as Legislative Counsel, and Cliff Riccio will serve as Manager of Government Relations.<br /><br />“Both Cinnamon and Cliff bring valuable insight to our department from their experience on Capitol Hill with telecommunications issues,” said Pam Turner, NCTA’s Senior Vice President of Government Relations.

NCTA CHANGES ITS NAME TO NATIONAL CABLE & TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATION; Revamped Web Site Launched

<b>WASHINGTON, DC – </b>NCTA’s name-change -- from the National Cable Television Association to the National Cable &amp; Telecommunications Association – will become effective Tuesday, May 1, 2001.

CABLE 2001: (NEW DATE) PRESS LUNCHEON/CONFERENCE CALL WITH CONVENTION CHAIR JERRY KENT

The Cable 2001 press briefing, originally scheduled for Wednesday, April 25, has been postponed due to a House Committee hearing that day. Revised details follow. (The same conference call dial-in number still applies.)<br /><br /><b>

"Turn Off Or Take Charge of Your TV?" Asks NCTA President & CEO Robert Sachs

A healthy and balanced diet of television and Internet content can be a positive, educational force in children's lives, yet media consumption should be measured with tools such as those provided by the cable industry, NCTA President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs today told the Cable Television Public Affairs Association's Forum 2001. "Denying children TV is no more likely to encourage kids to enjoy reading, for instance, than denying kids ice cream would encourage them to like brussels sprouts," Sachs told the Washington, D.C.

MATT BLANK, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, SHOWTIME NETWORKS, TO SPEAK AT WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN CABLE CLUB (WMCC) LUNCHEON, TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2001

Following are the details on the upcoming WMCC Luncheon. Please use the attached document to RSVP to the event, or call the WMCC Hotline at 202/775-1085. <br /><br />

FIRST AMENDMENT SUGGESTS MARKET APPROACH TO DIGITAL CARRIAGE, NCTA PRESIDENT & CEO ROBERT SACHS TELLS MEDIA INSTITUTE

The special status broadcasters have held in First Amendment policy debates is disappearing due to fundamental shifts in the electronic media landscape, NCTA President &amp; CEO Robert Sachs told a Media Institute gathering.

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